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To Sequester or Not to Sequester: That is the Question

Brian 2798 Wrote: May 07, 2012 3:22 PM
It shows that the debt limit increase bill was a bad deal for conservatives. Looking back, many Members of Congress who voted for the deal are now regretting that vote.
Dave M Wrote: May 07, 2012 11:34 PM
Brian-those Republicans SHOULD be regretting they are un-employed come November.What we are seeing now was predicted and seen as inevitable by everyone BUT those Congressmen.

Conservatives in Congress are fighting to undo mandatory cuts to defense spending, slated to bite in January. Called “the Sequester,” these automatic cuts would gut important Pentagon programs, undermining our national security. Even worse, these automatic cuts do not distinguish between wasteful and efficient spending due to their mechanistic nature.

Last year’s debt limit agreement imposed $1.2 trillion in mandatory sequestered cuts, equally divided between defense and domestic programs, over 10 years. Very soon, Senators and Representatives will have to vote for or against retaining these scheduled cuts.

America’s aging arsenal has been depleted and worn down from a...